The Speech of Freedom The voiceless in the family

Sometimes one person in a family is deprived of the right to speak, because other members of the family don’t like what she or he has to say. Maybe, when this person speaks, others in the family say “See, she says vile and bad things. That’s because she’s bad. Or mad!” And so it goes […]

A note to Elon Musk

(Note” “China” in Johannesburg was a slang term for “mate” or “buddy” — from the Cockney rhyming slang – China plate — Mate”) Hey China, You grew up in South Africa, like me. So you know about the problems – practical and ethical – involved with the repressive apartheid regime. I became aware at an […]